What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Tax Resolution Firm

 

tax resolutionNot all tax resolutions firms are alike. For every legitimate tax resolution firm, there is an unethical, fly-by-night tax firm. By exercising caution, asking questions and performing some research, you can avoid the scam firms and hire a legitimate firm to represent you before the IRS.

Standing with the Better Business Bureau: Look for a firm that is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Track record/longevity: You will want to hire a firm that has an established presence in the business community and a solid track record.

Fee structure: Beware of firms that insist on payment up front. In most cases, you will be asked to pay a retainer once they agree to take on your case. Ask for the firm’s written fee schedule and payment policies.

Ask for an estimate or summary of expected charges. If you are billed periodically throughout the case, all billing charges should be clearly outlined; some firms will utilize case managers, paralegals and other personnel in addition to the tax professional handling your case.

Avoid firms that charge a flat rate for all cases, regardless of their complexity. Legitimate tax resolution firms will base their fees on the complexity of your individual case and will charge you accordingly.

Beware of upfront promises: Avoid firms that promise a specific outcome or resolution of your case. The outcome of your case can’t be determined by the tax firm. The IRS has the final say in the outcome of your case, not the tax resolution firm.

Steer clear of firms that will take on our case, regardless of whether or not you qualify for their assistance. A legitimate firm will assess your case to determine whether or not they can assist   you, and whether or not you are eligible for any of the tax relief programs (OIC, installment agreements, lien releases) offered by the IRS.

Perform due diligence: Utilize tools such as Yelp, LinkedIn, and Google to research the owners and staff of the firm. If a tax attorney will be handling your case, make sure that individual is in good standing with both the bar association and the IRS.

As mentioned earlier, the firm should also have excellent ratings through the Better Business Bureau.

Facing a serious tax matter requires competent professional representation. Hiring a tax resolution firm is a solid investment that will save you time and money in the long run.

A legitimate tax firm will have professional staff who are readily accessible, in good standing within the industry and within their professions, and who will provide an honest assessment of your circumstances and eligibility for any IRS-based tax debt relief programs.

 

 

The New Tax Year Resolution You Must Make Right Now

calculator-1019743_1280Ignoring that past due tax debt will get your new year off to a stressful start

2015 will be history in a matter of days. If looking back on 2015 also includes an outstanding tax debt, addressing that tax debt needs to be at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list.

Penalties and fees

If you have not  yet paid your 2014 taxes, you’ve been racking up penalties and fees for each month of non-payment. The IRS assesses a non-payment penalty of 1/2 of 1 percent of the balance for each month after the initial due date. It may not sound like much, but it can penalties can add up to as much as 25 percent of the balance due.

That’s a lot if you’re on a tight budget, and penalties can add up quickly, not to mention past due notices from the IRS.

Don’t panic, and don’t ignore the IRS

Don’t assume the IRS will forget about those outstanding taxes, because their role is to collect tax payments from citizens. If you’re ignoring their written notices in hopes the IRS will forget and move on, it will never happen.

The IRS will become more aggressive with each passing month of non-payment. Regardless of where you are in this collection cycle, the IRS won’t forget. If you are facing asset seizure for non-payment of past due taxes, you need to take action immediately to protect your bank account and other assets.

Your best defense against the IRS

The bad news is you owe back taxes. The good news is that there are tax professionals who can help you. A qualified tax pro can determine if you’re eligible for an installment agreement, Offer In Compromise or Currently Non-Collectible status. A tax pro such as an Enrolled Agent or tax attorney can represent you in negotiations with the IRS.

One key advantage to hiring a tax pro: they know the complex IRS tax code inside and out, so you won’t have to. A qualified tax pro will also ensure your rights are upheld throughout the collection proceedings. They will also explain each step to you in terms that you can understand.

You won’t hear jargon or “legalese,” but you will hear an honest assessment of your financial circumstances and your options. Your tax pro can work with you in arriving at a payment arrangement you can live with over time.

If you’re facing 2016 with an outstanding tax bill, now is the time to take charge and take back your life. We have qualified tax pros on staff who can help you sort out your options, negotiate on your behalf with the IRS, and advise you every step of the way. Even better, they can translate that complex IRS jargon that might be difficult to interpret and understand.

If you’re ready to face 2016 with a clear plan of action, give us a call today at (888) 224-3004. You can also chat with us by clicking the white “Start Chat” button at the top of our homepage.

Either way, you don’t face to face past due taxes alone. We can help.

 

 

 

How To Appeal An IRS Wage Garnishment

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Facing IRS wage garnishment is no joke. Unlike credit card companies or banks, the IRS doesn’t need to obtain a court order to garnish your wages. Instead, they send a notice to both you and your employer notifying you of their intent to garnish your wages, usually for non-payment of an outstanding tax debt.

The IRS will typically garnish your wages if all other attempts to collect on your tax debt have failed, especially if you haven’t responded to any of the IRS’s correspondence, or if you haven’t made a good-faith effort to repay your tax debt. Here are some tips on appealing your IRS wage garnishment:

You need to act quickly once you receive the Notice of Intent to Levy from the IRS. You have a 30-day grace period during which you can appeal. Don’t wait until the last minute. Take action the day you receive the notice. Call the IRS at the number shown on the letter. You can request an appeal if any of the following apply to you:

  • You received the IRS notice while you are filing for bankruptcy
  • The legal timeframe (statute of limitations) for the debt has expired
  • You’ve already paid the IRS in full
  • You were never given the chance to appeal the debt
  • You qualify to file for innocent spouse relief

Use The Correct Form

You must use the proper form in order to file your appeal. You can find IRS Form 12153 (Request For A Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing) on the IRS website. This form will formally start your appeal process, so be sure to fill it out completely and accurately. It will need to be mailed directly to the division indicated on your Notice of Intent to Levy; you won’t be able to email it or fax it. Be sure to send it via certified mail with a return receipt.

File For Garnishment Exemption

If you feel you can’t afford to have your wages garnished by the IRS, you can file an appeal in court. You must provide documentation that supports your argument. The court will want to know about your total household income, the number of dependents you support, your fixed expenses (rent, mortgage, insurance, car payments, utilities, child/dependent care), any unique circumstances that prevent you from supporting yourself or your family, such as prolonged illness or permanent disability.

Be sure to bring the following to court:

  • Income documentation: paystubs, 1099 forms, disability/public assistance award letters, copy of divorce decree showing or other document verifying child/spousal support income.
  • Expenses: rent/mortgage statements, property tax statement (if you own your home), copies of utility bills, copies of car payment statements, child/dependent care receipts, student loan statements, and statements for any other fixed expenses you have.

If the court rules in your favor, it will order the IRS to release the garnishment order or levy.

If the thought of appealing an IRS wage garnishment is intimidating, you’re not alone. Most people elect to hire a tax professional who can walk them through the process, explain their rights, and represent them before the IRS. Appealing an IRS wage garnishment can be a long, complicated and confusing process. You must be able to follow the IRS’s strict appeals protocol to the letter if you want a favorable outcome. A qualified tax pro can make sure everything is taken care of, down to even the  smallest detail.

Facing an IRS wage garnishment is a stressful experience. While you do have the option to file for an appeal and to seek a court order to release the garnishment(levy), hiring a tax pro is your best defense. A qualified tax advisor can file the appeal on your behalf, walk you through the appeals process and make sure your taxpayer rights are upheld.

If you’re facing an IRS wage garnishment, we can help. Get started today by clicking the white “start chat” button on the top of the page, or by giving us a call. You don’t have to go it alone.

 

 

Can Overdue Taxes Affect Your Credit Score?

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It seem that everything–from mortgages, to car loans and even some types of employment–is tied to your credit score. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about friends or complete strangers who couldn’t get the car, house, apartment, or job of their dreams because of a low credit score.

We also know that delinquent credit card debt and past due student loan payments can affect your credit, but what about past due taxes? Can they impact your credit score?

The short answer is “yes.”

If you owe past due taxes, and decide to pay them off with a high-limit credit card, your score could drop by as much as 100 points since you’ve reached the maximum credit limit for that card.

If you are paying your tax bill at the expense of your other debts (e.g. student loans, car loans, credit cards) your credit score will also drop since you neglected the other debts in favor of paying your tax debt.

Let’s suppose you owe $10,000 or more in taxes and you haven’t contacted the IRS to make payment arrangements. The IRS will impose a tax lien as a way to recover the money you owe.

The tax lien will appear on the “Public Records” section of your credit report, where it’s visible to lenders, employers and potential landlords. In addition, that one tax lien will cause your credit score to drop by 100 or more points….which could be just enough in some instances to impact your ability to qualify for any credit.

An open tax lien will remain on your credit report for up to seven years, and you’ll be stuck with higher interest rates or deposits on any loans or rental agreements you do manage to get.

What You Can Do

Don’t let your tax debt get to the point of having to sacrifice your other financial obligations in order to pay the IRS. Same goes for larger tax debt. Don’t let fear stop you from contacting the IRS to make payment arrangements. Reaching out to the IRS will put you back in control and will preserve your hard-earned credit score.

You will have the opportunity to apply for an IRS Installment Plan, which will allow you to pay off the tax debt over time.

However, if paying the tax debt will affect your ability to pay for basics such as rent, utilities, transportation and food, consulting a tax pro is your best option. He or she will assess your overall financial situation and will be able to advise you of programs that can help you to chip away at your tax debt with a payment that won’t leave you short of rent money.

Your tax advisor will also inform you of your rights in dealing with the IRS.

Regardless of your individual circumstances, tax debt has far-reaching consequences in terms of your credit rating and your ability to obtain credit in the future. You could be facing a tax lien if you owe $10,000 or more in unpaid taxes, especially if you haven’t contacted the IRS to make payment arrangements.

Don’t let tax debt ruin your  good credit standing. Take steps today to settle your tax debt with the IRS. We have qualified tax pros on staff who can help. Just click the white “Start Chat” button on our website or give is a call. Don’t go it alone. We can help.

 

Inside Scoop: The IRS CP523 Letter

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You’re chipping away at your IRS Installment Agreement payments faithfully. Then the car breaks down and needs several hundred dollars in repairs. Shortly afterward, you get hit with the co-pay for your kid’s late-night ER visit. Your work hours suddenly get cut.

These things happen. Unfortunately, the IRS wants their money…now.

Here’s what can happen if you fall behind on your installment agreement, and fail to contact the IRS.

The CP523 Letter

The language of the CP523 letter is no joke. It informs you that unless you pay the full amount due (so much for the installment agreement), you run the risk of either a tax lien, asset seizure or both.

A good thing to keep in mind is this: the IRS issues the letter after you’ve missed several installment payments. If you miss one or two, you still might have a chance to salvage the installment agreement.

The IRS issues the CP523 when you haven’t contacted them to advise them of your change in circumstances. They assume you’re skipping out on the debt and they want to recover that debt…quickly.

If You Fall Behind…

Contact the IRS immediately. Don’t wait for the CP523 to land in your mailbox. By being proactive, you are demonstrating to Uncle Sam that you want to keep up with your installment payments.

If the thought of dealing with the IRS intimidates you, think about hiring a tax advisor. They deal with the IRS for a living and are able to effectively communicate with them on your behalf.

If You Get The Letter

At this stage you’ve missed several payments and have not contacted the IRS. The chances of salvaging your installment agreement are slim, but you should put forth the effort and contact the IRS at the phone number printed on the letter.

The IRS will give you 30 days to respond to the letter. Don’t wait 30 days to contact them. Do it now.

At this stage, you’ll need a good tax pro. They can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, help you sort out your finances, and help you determine your next steps. If you’ve reached this point the IRS isn’t interested in playing nicely, so you’ll need someone on your side to represent you and to inform you of your rights…and to make sure the IRS respects those rights.

Falling behind on installment agreement payments can happen to anyone. Costly emergencies happen which can drain your finances and divert funds away from your installment payments.

If you receive the IRS CP523 letter, it’s important for you to take action right away in order to avoid getting hit with a tax lien or asset seizure. A qualified tax pro can help you sort out your options and to understand your rights.

Need a tax pro? We can help. We have Enrolled Agents and tax attorneys on staff who specialize in situations such as yours. They can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, assess your options, and walk you through the process of dealing with the IRS.

Get started today by clicking the white “Start Chat” button or by giving us a call. Don’t go it alone. We can help.

What Is a CP504 Notice?

 

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If you’re struggling with a tax debt, chances are you’ve already received the CP 501 and CP 502 notices from the IRS. Both of those notices advised you of the total amount due, including interest and penalties. What if you blew off those notices, or put them in the “read later” pile? The IRS then issues the CP 504 notice, or Notice of Intent to Levy. It’s the IRS’s way of saying, “We mean business.”

The CP504 is only sent if you haven’t responded to any previous correspondence from the IRS regarding your tax debt, either by phone or by mail.  The IRS is essentially asking you to pay up or run the risk of asset levy or asset seizure.

Consequences of Ignoring the CP504

If you don’t respond to the CP504, the IRS can begin to take action against you in order to recover the money you owe to them. This can include:

  • Levying your state tax refund. If you will be getting a refund on your state income taxes, the IRS can seize that money in order to recover the money you owe them.
  • If your state tax refund isn’t enough to cover the balance owed and interest penalties, the IRS can place a federal tax lien on any profits you receive from selling a major asset such as land or a home. A federal tax lien is also considered a public record which will show on your credit report.

Other actions

The IRS can also seize bank accounts, investments, autos, RVs, and insurance policies in order to recover the debt you owe them. The IRS can also garnish your wages. In other words, ignoring a CP504 notice has serious long-term consequences that could jeopardize your financial well-being.

What You Can Do

Contact the IRS the day you get the notice in the mail. On the letter you’ll find a phone number for the IRS and any other contact information. Contact them immediately as a show of good faith that you’re working to resolve the tax debt.

If you disagree with the amount due, you can file an appeal. It may not resolve the debt altogether, but it does demonstrate that you are being proactive in resolving the debt.

Request an installment plan. There is no charge to set up an installment plan, but it is imperative that you make those payments on time without fail.

Better yet, get in touch with a qualified tax advisor who can inform you of your rights in dealing with the IRS. A qualified tax pro can also correspond with the IRS on your behalf, which is to your benefit if the thought of dealing with the IRS leaves you feeling intimidated or tongue-tied.

Your tax pro can also assess your financial situation to see if you would qualify for an installment plan, Offer In Compromise or any other abatement program. By understanding your rights and options, you and your tax pro can map out a strategy for addressing and eventually resolving your tax debt.

The IRS CP504 notice is sent after you don’t respond to any of their earlier notices. Ignoring a CP504 notice can result in result in asset seizure of levy as the IRS attempts to recover the debt you owe them.

If you receive a CP504 notice, don’t ignore it. Contact the IRS yourself, or enlist a qualified tax advisor to walk you through the process. We have Enrolled Agents and tax attorneys on staff to assist you in dealing with your outstanding tax debt and the IRS.

Why go it alone if you don’t have to? Get started today by clicking the white “Start Chat” button at the top right-hand corner or by giving us a call. Don’t let the IRS get the upper hand.

What Are CP501 and CP502 Notices?

 

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If you owe past due taxes to the IRS, chances are you’re dreading that trip to the mailbox. Uncle Sam can and will issue a notice of taxes due. Time is on  your side in the sense the IRS will issue several written notices before taking legal action against you in collecting any tax debt. At the same time, that doesn’t mean you can disregard any notices that are sent to you by the IRS. Here’s a look at the CP501, and CP502 notices.

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

The CP501 is the first written statement you receive regarding your tax debt. By the time you receive this notice, your taxes are already past due, and the IRS is reaching out…just is case you forgot. On this letter, you’ll find the tax year(s), the amount you owe, the payment due date, and the suggested course of action for you to take to avoid further action from the IRS.

Additionally, you’ll also find a breakdown of the interest and penalties have accrued since the original due date for the taxes.

If At First They Don’t Succeed…

The IRS will undoubtedly try again, this time in the form of a CP502 notice. The language in this notice is stronger than in the CP501; you’ll be instructed to pay your tax balance immediately. As with the CP501, you’ll be advised of your total balance due, plus any interest and penalties that have accrued since the date of the first letter.

Course of Action

The IRS expects to see a serious effort on your part at this stage. You’ll be given three options:

  • Set up an installment plan
  • Pay the full balance owed, including any penalties and interest
  • Dispute the balance due. If you disagree with the amount due or with the IRS’s decision, you can contact them at the phone number provided on the letter.

While these notices are written in less threatening language than later notices, it makes sense to take care of the matter early, either on your own or by enlisting in the expertise of a licensed tax advisor. If you ignore any correspondence from the IRS, they may see no alternative other than levying your assets in order to clear your tax bill.

If the thought of dealing with the IRS leaves you cold, contact a licensed tax pro as soon as possible to avoid any further interest, penalties and/or collection action. A qualified tax pro can represent you when dealing with the IRS. and can determine whether or not you qualify for programs such as an installment agreement or Offer In Compromise.

Receiving a notice from the IRS is never anyone’s idea of a good time. It’s imperative to understand notice, and what is being asked of you as the taxpayer. Ignoring CP501 and CP502 notices is never a good idea.

Gather all of your documentation, take a deep breath, and contact the IRS as soon as possible. If the thought of that makes you break out in a cold sweat, we have licensed and qualified tax pros on staff to help you sort your your options. Get started by clicking the white “Start Chat” button or by giving us a call.

After all, wouldn’t it be nice to not dread that walk to the mailbox each day?

 

What You Need to Know About IRS Wage Garnishment

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Of all the scary notices issued by the IRS, a Notice of Intent to Levy is by far one of the most unsettling, especially when that levy involves your wages. IRS wage levy or garnishment involves grabbing a percentage of your paycheck until the debt is satisfied. Wage garnishment can be in place for as long as it takes for the debt to be cleared.

Is The IRS Playing Fair?

The IRS is required by law to provide written notice of intent to levy your wages and/or assets. You have the right to appeal this notice within 30 days. You can also file for an exemption in court.

The IRS cannot collect on a debt that is more than 10 years old. They also cannot collect if you are currently appealing the debt, or if you have filed for Bankruptcy protection.

You can also offer to settle the debt outright.

Seizure or Levy of Assets

If the garnished portion of your wages isn’t enough to satisfy the outstanding debt, the IRS has the option of levying other assets such as investments, bank accounts, cars, RVs, boats, real estate, inheritances and insurance in order to satisfy the debt.

Credit Impact

Any IRS tax levy activity will be shown as a public record on your credit reports, and can be visible for seven years or more. Your credit score will take a hit, and you may have a hard time qualifying for any of the following:

  • New car loans
  • Mortgages
  • Rental housing
  • Some categories of employment
  • Credit cards

If you do manage to qualify for any kind of financing, the interest rate will be higher than for a consumer with a better credit score. You may also be subject to a larger deposit (such as for rental housing).

What You Can Do

As mentioned before, you do have the right to file an appeal and/or to seek an exemption in court.Whatever you do, don’t disregard the notice. Uncle Sam means business.

If you are facing wage garnishment, the IRS can attach a portion of your paycheck for as long as it takes to pay off the debt you owe. The IRS can also seize certain assets, in addition to any future tax refunds until the debt is satisfied. Your credit rating will suffer.

This is one of those instances where a qualified tax advisor can save you time, money and emotional distress. Don’t wait until the last minute to reach out. We help distressed taxpayers address such crises as wage garnishment and/or asset seizure.

Get started today by clicking the white “Start Chat” button in the upper right-hand corner of any of our webpages. Don’t face a tax crisis alone. We can help.

 

 

When to Hire a Tax Attorney

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You come home from a long day at work to find an IRS notice in your mailbox. You tear open the envelope to find an audit notice…or worse.   You know you should have a representative by your side, but which one? Today we’re going to look at a few situations that are best handled by a tax attorney.

Audit

You open your mail to find an audit notice from the IRS. At this point, it’s hard not to think of the worst possible outcome. After all, you’ve never been audited before.

The audit process is a legally binding contract between you and the IRS. Just as you wouldn’t go to civil court without representation, the same applies to dealing with an audit.

A qualified tax attorney can represent you during the audit process and explain the proceedings to you in a way that you’ll understand…free of jargon and legalese.

Your tax attorney will also see to it that the audit progresses in a timely manner, otherwise known as due process.

Your tax attorney can also negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, make payment arrangements if you owe any penalties or fees after the audit, and file for penalty abatement on your behalf.

Communications

If the thought of interacting with the IRS on any level renders you speechless or unable to convey your situation clearly, you’re not alone. At the same time, if you’re one of those who can’t communicate well under pressure without getting intimidated or flustered, a tax attorney is a wise investment.

They can not only interpret IRS jargon, but they can also communicate directly with the IRS on your behalf via phone, letter, or email.

Furthermore, a tax attorney can also push back if the IRS agent tries to intimidate them. Tax attorneys deal with the IRS for a living, so there isn’t any tactic they haven’t dealt with before.

Legal Action

The IRS has the right to file criminal charges against you if they have reason to believe that you are either purposely avoiding tax payment (tax evasion) or are hiding income from the government or falsifying your tax returns (tax fraud).

Both charges carry severe penalties, including jail time. If the IRS files criminal charges against you, your first course of action is to “lawyer up” AKA hire a tax attorney.

After carefully evaluating and researching your case, your tax attorney can determine whether or not you can receive a lesser degree of punishment, and they can represent you in court.

Missing Returns

If for any reason you neglect to file your tax returns, you’ll want an attorney to plead your case to the IRS. Those missning returns will need to be accounted for a filed.

The IRS may have some serious questions regarding the missing tax returns, and the circumstances under which they were missing, e.g., why they weren’t filed in the first place. Your attorney can not only communicate with the IRS on your behalf, they may be able to work toward a more manageable outcome after you file those past due returns.

You should retain a tax attorney whenever you are faced with an audit, criminal charges, or need to file past due returns. A competent tax attorney can communicate and negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, which can save you time and money in the long run.

If you’re facing a serious tax matter and need legal representation, we have qualified tax attorneys on staff to help you. Don’t let a notice from the IRS ruin your day. Give us a call or click the white “Start Chat” button in the upper-right hand corner of any of our webpages. Don’t go it alone when dealing with a serious tax matter. We can help.

When The Going Gets Tough: Filing For Financial Hardship

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In June of 2013, Bankrate.com released a consumer survey in which 3/4 of the respondents stated they lived paycheck to paycheck. With soaring housing and transportation costs and stagnant salaries, setting aside cash for unexpected expenses is impossible for the majority of Americans.

If the same survey were to be conducted today, the results would be the same: saving for extra expenses is nearly impossible once basic monthly expenses have been paid for. If one of those extra expenses includes tax debt, you may be able to file for a financial hardship exception with the IRS. Here is a brief overview of how that process works:

Forms

If the tax debt is tied to your personal taxes, you will need to complete form 433-A, which is available on the IRS website. If the tax debt is for business-related taxes, you will need to complete form 433-B.

The IRS will need to make an informed decision regarding your case, and in doing so, will need a good deal of information. They’ll want the following information regarding your employment, for example:

  • Job title and/or duties
  • Full contact information for your employer(s)
  • Length of time at each current job
  • Copy of paystubs verifying employment income

Next, you’ll need to provide the following household information:

  • Number of qualifying dependents
  • Full address and contact information
  • Type of house you live in: apartment, single-family home, multi-family (duplex or similar), manufactured home.

Supporting Documentation

No IRS form is complete without reams of supporting documentation. Here are some of the items you’ll need to provide:

  • Paystubs
  • Bank statements with complete banking information
  • Documentation for any other income such as child support, pensions, social security, disability, investments, and interest
  • Copies of statements for rent/mortgage, utilities, medical bills, transportation, food expenses, and other personal expenses you may have
  • Finally, you will also need to provide a copy of your tax returns from the prior tax year

Details, Details

It is vital that the forms be filled out accurately. Any missing or incorrect information will result in delays processing your case, or your application being rejected altogether. Print out a form and complete it as a rough draft and read and re-read it to make sure you provided all the needed information and supporting documentation.

Get Help From a Pro

When faced with having to file for a financial hardship exception with the IRS, most people would rather have a tax pro help them through this process. IRS proceedings can be intimidating to the average person, but for a qualified tax pro, they’re a matter of business as usual; it’s what they do for a living. A good tax advisor can assist you in filling out the forms as well as answering any questions you may have.

Your tax pro can also negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, and for many people, that alone is well worth the cost.

Living paycheck to paycheck is the norm for the majority of Americans. Facing an additional debt in the form of taxes is beyond reach on a tight budget. You can file for a financial hardship exception by completing either form 433-A for individuals for 433-B for businesses. Gather all the needed documentation and complete the form accurately.

A good tax pro can walk you through the process, so don’t go it alone. We have tax pros on staff that can help you in times of financial hardship, and help you untangle the complex web of IRS tax codes and regulations. Give us a call or click on the white “Start Chat” button on any of our webpages, and we’ll be glad to help.